Hazardous Substances (Packaging) Amendment Regulations 2004

2004/253

Hazardous Substances (Packaging) Amendment Regulations 2004


Note

These regulations are administered in the Ministry for the Environment.


Pursuant to section 76(1)(a) of the Hazardous Substances and New Organisms Act 1996, Her Excellency the Governor-General, acting on the advice and with the consent of the Executive Council (given on the recommendation of the Minister for the Environment made in compliance with section 141(1) of that Act), makes the following regulations.

1 Title
2 Commencement
  • These regulations come into force on the 28th day after the date of their notification in the Gazette.

3 Interpretation
  • Regulation 3 of the principal regulations is amended by inserting, in its appropriate alphabetical order, the following definition:

    large packaging means packaging consisting of an outer packaging that contains articles or inner packaging, and that—

    • (a) is designed for mechanical handling; and

    • (b) can contain a net mass of contents of more than 400 kg or has a capacity of more than 450 L; but

    • (c) has a volume of 3 m3 or less.

4 Application of regulations
  • (1) Regulation 4(1) of the principal regulations is amended—

    • (a) by inserting, after the words These regulations, the words (except Part 2A):

    • (b) by omitting from paragraph (b) the word has, and substituting the words can contain.

    (2) Regulation 4 of the principal regulations is amended by inserting, after subclause (1), the following subclause:

    • (1A) Part 2A of these regulations applies to an item of large packaging other than—

      • (a) a tank, a tank wagon, or a transportable container, as those terms are defined in regulation 3 of the Hazardous Substances (Tank Wagons and Transportable Containers) Regulations 2004; or

      • (b) a stationary container system, a stationary tank, or a tank, as those terms are defined in the Hazardous Substances (Dangerous Goods and Scheduled Toxic Substances) Transfer Notice 2004.

    (3) Regulation 4 of the principal regulations is amended by omitting from subclauses (3) and (4) the expression subclause (1), and substituting in each case the words subclauses (1) and (1A).

5 Compatibility
  • Regulation 8(1)(a) of the principal regulations is amended by omitting the word ; and, and substituting the word ; or.

6 New Part 2A inserted
  • The principal regulations are amended by inserting, after Part 2, the following Part:

    Part 2A
    Packaging requirements for large packaging

    9A Application of this Part
    • This Part applies to large packaging.

    9B Requirements for large packaging
    • Large packaging may be used to contain hazardous substances in New Zealand if it has been constructed, marked, and tested as a large package as provided in Chapter 6.6 of the 13th revised edition of the UN Recommendations on the Transport of Dangerous Goods Model Regulations, published in 2003 by the United Nations (New York and Geneva).

7 Packaging requirements for explosive substances (class 1)
  • Regulation 10(4) of the principal regulations is amended by omitting the words after being exposed to a cigarette lighter flame held 50 mm from the packaging, and substituting the words after being held in the flame of a cigarette lighter.

8 Packaging requirements for toxic substances (class 6)
  • (1) Regulation 19(1)(b) of the principal regulations is amended by omitting the expression , 6.6A, 6.7A, 6.8A, or 6.9A.

    (2) Regulation 19(1)(c) of the principal regulations is amended by omitting the expression 6.5B, 6.6B, 6.7B, 6.8B, 6.8C, or 6.9B, and substituting the expression 6.6A, 6.7A, 6.8A, or 6.9A.

9 Packaging requirements for eco-toxic substances (class 9)
  • Regulation 21 of the principal regulations is amended by omitting the expression class 9, and substituting the words classes 9.1A and 9.1B.

10 New Schedule 5 substituted
  • The principal regulations are amended by revoking Schedule 5, and substituting the Schedule 5 set out in the Schedule of these regulations.


Schedule
New Schedule 5 substituted

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Schedule 5
Hazard classifications of substances that may be packed in packaging that meets requirements of regulation 9

Hazard classificationFormMaximum quantity per unit of packaging
3.1Bliquid1.0 L
3.1Cliquid5.0 L
3.1DliquidUp to limit allowed by regulation 4
4.1.1A and 4.2Bsolid0.5 kg
4.1.1B and 4.2Csolid3.0 kg
4.3Bliquid or solid0.5 L or 0.5 kg
4.3Cliquid or solid1.0 L or 1.0 kg
5.1.1Bliquid or solid0.5 L or 0.5 kg
5.1.1Cliquid or solid1.0 L or 1.0 kg
5.2B and 5.2C not requiring temperature control under Hazardous Substances (Classes 1 to 5 Controls) Regulations 2001liquid or solid25.0 ml or 0.1 kg
5.2D, 5.2E, and 5.2F not requiring temperature control under Hazardous Substances (Classes 1 to 5 Controls) Regulations 2001liquid or solid125.0 ml or 0.5 kg
6.1Bliquid or solid0.1 L or 0.5 kg
6.1C, 6.5A. 6.6A, 6.7A, 6.8A, and 6.9Aliquid or solid1.0 L or 3.0 kg
6.1D, 6.3A, 6.3B, 6.4A, 6.5B, 6.6B, 6.7B, 6.8B, 6.8C, and 6.9Bliquid or solidUp to limit allowed by regulation 4
8.1A, 8.2C, and 8.3Aliquid or solid1.0 L or 2.0 kg
8.2Bliquid or solid0.5 L or 1.0 kg
9.1A and 9.1Bliquid or solid5.0 L or 5.0 kg
9.1C, 9.1D, 9.2A, 9.2B, 9.2C, 9.2D, 9.3A, 9.3B, 9.3C, 9.4A, 4 9.4B, and 9.4Cliquid or solidUp to limit allowed by regulation
(All liquid volumes measured at 20°C.)  

Diane Morcom,

Clerk of the Executive Council.

Explanatory note

This note is not part of the regulations, but is intended to indicate their general effect.

These regulations, which come into force on the 28th day after the date of their notification in the Gazette, amend the Hazardous Substances (Packaging) Regulations 2001 by—

  • correcting an error in regulation 8(1). The amendment clarifies that paragraphs (a) and (b) are alternative, rather than cumulative, provisions (regulation 5):

  • providing for the use of large packaging to contain hazardous substances. The packaging must be constructed, marked, and tested as provided in Chapter 6.6 of the 13th revised edition of the UN Recommendations on the Transport of Dangerous Goods Model Regulations (regulation 6):

  • clarifying the requirements of the flame resistance test applicable to packaging for fireworks, set out in regulation 10(4). The existing test did not make clear that the packaging must be held in the flame (regulation 7):

  • reducing the packaging requirements of certain groups of class 6 substances, to reflect the fact that the current requirements of regulation 19(1)(b) and (c) exceed international standards. The amendments mean that the requirements will now accord with the relevant international standards (regulation 8):

  • reducing the scope of regulation 21, so that it applies only to class 9.1A and class 9.1B substances. This reflects the fact that the current requirements of regulation 21 exceed international standards. The requirements will now accord with the relevant international standards (regulation 9):

  • substituting a new Schedule 5, which reflects the changes made to the packaging requirements by the amendments to regulations 19 and 21 (regulation 10, Schedule).


Issued under the authority of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989.

Date of notification in Gazette: 26 August 2004.


  • 1 SR 2001/118